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assistance from u.s. and nato forces. >>> malaysia airlines reached out to grieving families of flight 370. according to a statement relatives will be getting some degree of financial compensation. it doesn't mean they can't claim compensation later. according to a report it took malaysia airlines controllers 17 minutes to realise that the tlight vanished from radar screens. >>> a virus that ipp fected nearly 370 people in saudi arabia is confirmed in indiana. middle east respiratory syndrome was discovered two years ago. last month alone there was a jump in the number of new cases in the middle east. the c d.c. says it was a mart of time before it reached u.s. shores. >> health care officials scrambled to track down people who travelled the same route as a man who, according to the c d.c. tested positive to the virus. the patient was a health care work are who returned it saudi arabia. he left riyadh on april 24th and finally landed in chicago. he took a because to indiana, he fell sick and ended up in the hospital. a deadly virus hit the health care industry hard. fatality rates are high
of malaysia flight 370, a skimpy report on the investigation. it raises serious questions, though: why did it take air traffic controllers 17 minutes before knowing that they had lost contact with the plane? and why did it take four hours after the final conversation with the cockpit to alert search andretive u teams? the report also offered the likely flight path for the plane once it went off course showing it turned back from the south china sea, cut across the southern tip of thailand and then flew across the malaysian peninsula before going west and flying beyond military rad arizonaded detection down to the southern reaches of the indian ocean. not a single piece of the plane has yet to be pounds. new audio of the last voice communication from the flight gave no indication of problems or anything sinister on board ending with these words: >> malaysian 370.... >> joining us from phoenix, arizona former american airlines pile lolt lot jim 'tilman, earning the rask of captain. jim, it is good to see you. thank you for doing this for us. some disturbing things. precious time was lost fir
their controversial report on what happened to missing malaysia airlines flight 370, explaining what comes next in the search for the vanished jetliner. and this morning, promising to answer questions about the report. family members of those on board say it raises more questions than it answers. we have live, team coverage, coming up. >>> breaking news this morning. pro-russian protesters and ukrainian troops battling it out in the streets as the fight over eastern ukraine intensifies, this as president obama prepares for a high-stakes meeting on how involved the west should get. we're live on the ground with the very latest. >>> and then, while you were sleeping, what an intense, edge-of-your-seat playoff game. the los angeles clippers in a nail-biter, taking place as nba owners decide what to do about banned clippers owner donald sterling. there's new drama in that, drama in the game, a lot of drama ahead. good morning, everyone. welcome to drama friday. i'm john berman. >> and i'm drama-free christine romans. at least, that's not what john thinks. it's friday, may 2nd, 4:00 a.m. in the east
of us have assessed his behaviour yet. >> great to talk to you. now to new information about malaysia airlines flight mh370. according to a new report air traffic controllers did not realise the plane was missing until 17 minutes after it disappeared from radar. the report recommends the aviation looked into setting a standard into real-tripe tracking. >> a huge announcement about the minimum wage in one of america's biggest cities. >>> and rules revisited in relation to pot-laced snacks. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. a lot to cover this half hour. >> airing out her frustration, activist erin brockovick on the enforcement of environmental regulations. plus, single-sized servings. colorado regulators consider new rules for pot-infused food products. >>> and the potential legal battle over the l.a. clippers. why it may not be easy to strip the team from sister-in-law. >>> top stories - record rain fall and floodwaters left many marooned along the east coast. floodwaters remained in effect. rescue teams launched fots bring people to safety. a landslide sw
. malaysia airlines announced starting next week, it will no longer put them up in hotels. meanwhile, the country's government reported the plane disappeared from radar a full 17 minutes before ground controllers noticed. it was another four hours before the search began. a political storm swirled over northern ireland today as the leader of the irish nationalist sinn fein party was questioned for a second day in a 42-year- old murder case. we have a report from martin geissler of independent television news. >> the police in northern ireland use this station in antrim to question the most serious terror suspects, gerry adams spent last night and today in custody here. he agreed to be interviewed about the murder of jean mcconville, a widowed mother of ten who was kidnapped and killed by the ira. he gave this statement before questioning began. >> i-- totally of any part in the abduction, the killing of jean mcconville. >> mrs. mcconville was taken from her home in belfast by an armed i.r.a. gang in 1972. they suspected her of passing information to the british army. 30 years later h
dynasty would win. >>> and malaysia airlines releases its report on flight 370's disappearance. does it end with questions about the confidence of the response? well, far from it. >>> welcome to "the lead," coming to you live from the prairie chapel ranch in crawford, texas, better known as the home away from home for our 43rd president, george w. bush. i sat down with the former president here at what was once referred to as the western white house during his time in office. we had a wide-ranging conversation from everything from wounded warriors to his brother's jeb, to become the third president bush, to whether vladimir putin changed. mr. bush even weighed in on the racial controversy in the nba. our nation's veterans, as i said, they are the reason we are here today. it was right here at this ranch in the texas wild that mr. bush grappled so often with some of the toughest decisions of his presidency, decisions that would put american service men and women in harm's way. in the name of national security. we can debate the merits of those wars and we have on this show. we will ag
. most of those onboard were high school students. >>> families in malaysia of the missing malaysia airlines passengers are being told that there are no new leads in the search. they have been holding frequent updates for the families, but after two months, the search will close next week. it's a hardship to the families, and they're doing what they can do to ease their pain. but they will do what we can with phonecalls and meetings face-to-face. >> john kerry, meeting with leaders from ethiopia and uganda and kenya this morning. warning the african union to employ peace-keeping troops, and they want the neighbors in sudan to issue penalties for fighters on both sides. >>> and in washington for a series of meetings, tonight she's going to be sitting down with the u.s. senators, and tomorrow, she'll be speaking with president obama. angela merkel will talk about the possibilities of sanctions with russia. >> in pakistan, the taliban has frequently targeted girls a schools in the north. more than 400 schools have been destroyed by that group. but since they have pushed the taliban out
to punishment. >> >> imposing a tax on goods and services in malaysia prompted protest, saying poor people can't afford it. >> labor-day pro tests in malaysia don't usually draw huge crowds, but this year is different. tens of thousands of people are here. this anger gets the government's plan to get a goods and services tax imposed in april. the timing anger many. electricity tariffs of increased several months ago, while the removal of subsidies added to the rising cost of living. the government said the tax is necessary. >> the malaysian government first floated the idea several years ago. recently, the bill was passed in parliament. this man and his wife reason small food store and find it hard to raise a profit. he thinks he will be worse off. >> just take rice. it may be exempt, but before it's packed and sold as rice within it's got to be planted. farmers need fertilizer, which may be taxed. who's to say prices won't go up? >> the government offered cash handouts and tax relief to the poor and middle income groups, who will be hardest hit. that's not been enough to keep them from marchi
higher wages and better health care. protestors say their fears in thailand, the philippines and malaysia have better living standards. in athens, it's business at usual, organized strikes to public services, including. transportation and riot police gearing up for clashes with demonstrators. >> in turkey, demonstrators clashing with police, protestors want to hold their may day rallies there but the government banned protests in the square. we have more. >> demonstrators and police have clashed in several neighborhoods, demonstrators tried to march to the square. the please prevented them using tear gas and water cannon. the government is preventing unions from using the square as a venue for the may day rally and provided an alternative venue. it cited security concerns. according to the union, it is their right to demonstrate whenever and wherever they want. this is really part of an ongoing political struggle in this country, divisions within turkish society. this is not just about a may day rally. the government does have its critics, it was democratically elected. it won the electio
. who saw it as it went over malaysia. what did they do about it? what happened at this last point of contact? did vietnam notice it? did the controller at malaysia notice it? that's what you're looking to find out. and if they know details about this, we know this from air france 447, we got chapter and verse on what the air traffic controllers did. if you know it here are they going to tell us it now? >> why do they get to control the report? why wouldn't you have someone issuing a report like this checking on the actions on this body as opposed to allowing the body to dictate the completeness of their own work? >> that happens everywhere. that's like saying when the ntsb does a report who polices the ntsb? the bea in france, somebody has to present the report and it's the investigating authority of the state of occurrence or state of registry. >> it's just how it is. >> it is. >> so we look for woord to getting it. i'm morest sbred in what's not in the report. what it seems they don't know or what they speculated about that they shouldn't have. >> i can tell you one thing. from
's all from the nikkei business report. >> thanks for that. our guest is on the line from malaysia. what's your reaction to this, the profit estimate slashed by more than two-thirds, because of more costs associated with the pc division. >> you know, the good news is they're beginning to get out of this business. and there are good news coming out of its smartphone business as well as of its play station 4, which has done extremely well. the tough part is, they continue to have the television part of the business which is also equally structured. so we have yet to see significant change which can change over the forecast that sony is on its way to a strong recovery. >> you talk about the electronics division. tvs have lost $7.8 billion over ten consecutive years. how are they beginning to turn that around? >> i think they were forced to take a position. they need to stay in that business. it's a lot harder. we cannot see that business innovation coming which will help it to be more effectively rid lower cost manufacturers be it from korea or china. they have to be able to take that posit
to asia. >> on sunday he was in malaysia, and he met with the prime minister. the prime minister was very happy about this and actually he took withfie barack obama. the prime minister has been criticized for the way that he in the malaysian government had been dealing with the disappearance of the lesion airlines flight mh370. -- the disappearance of the malaysian airlines flight. look at this cartoon. you can see a drawing of that same selfie, but in the background there is an airplane at the bottom of the ocean. >> the wall street journal focusing on how singapore is bracing itself for an unusual riot. >> that is right. let's ago the titles, talking about how singapore is bracing for another kitty riot. these are not kitty cats or lions. they're talking about hello k itty. mcdonald's has a special edition where customers can buy toys at mcdonald's. why would they be upset? last i mcdonald's did this, things got a little bit out of control. a lot of people skipped class. there were fights. a lot of people were injured. so the authorities are worried that history could repeat itself . it
japan, south korea, malaysia and the philippines. at the start of his term, president obama said he would make strengthening relationships with asian allies a top priority. it's been an uphill battle. >> president obama went to asia for more than just fancy food and banquets, but he sure was toasted a lot. still, what he wanted on his first stop was a trade deal with japan. after frantic meetings, he left full, but empty handed. >> why did it not happen? in part because of opposition to the treaty from inside japan. agriculture is highly protected in japan, but there are other examples, automobiles and so fort. real limitations, political limitations on the prime minister. >> that could signal long delays or the eventual death of the agreement which president obama hoped would shape his legacy, a big part of his much talked about pivot to asia. japanese officials seemed to get what they wanted, the president talking about islands disputed by japan and china. >> the treaty covers all territories administered by japan. >> will the u.s. defend the philippines in case a territorial disp
for missing malaysia airlines flight 370. the air search officially ending overnight. we're live in perth, australia, with what's coming next. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman. great to see you. it is tuesday, april 29th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> and we do begin with important breaking news, another night of dangerous storms moving through the south, leaving at least 13 more people dead, so many homes damaged, and towns simply devastated. the worst, it's not over yet. even more severe weather could be headed that way today from texas all the way to the atlantic ocean. >> mississippi is under a state of emergency this morning. the city of tupelo under curfew after this tornado ripped through at least 100 homes, leaving at least eight people dead, many others hurt. take a look at this. the winds so powerful, the winds picked up this suv -- >> wow. >> -- stacked it on top of a car. about 100 miles south in lewisville, mississippi, another tornado was caught on camera. you've got to listen to this. >> stay here. oh, my god. no, no, no, no,
for missing malaysia airlines flight 370, this as investigators reveal new information to families of those on board, playing for them the last audio recordings received from the cockpit of the vanished jetliner. you are going to hear it here. we are bringing you live team coverage. good morning, everyone. great to see you. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. nice to see you, john. it's tuesday, april 29th, 4:00 a.m. in the east. >>> let's begin with breaking news, another night of dangerous storms moving through the south, leaving at least 13 people more dead, many homes damaged and towns this morning devastated. this thing is not over, not over yet. even more severe weather could happen again today from texas all the way to the atlantic. >> the entire state of mississippi is under a state of emergency this morning. in the city of tupelo, under a curfew after a tornado ripped through at least 100 homes, leaving eight people dead, many others hurt. but i want you to look at this. the winds so powerful, they just picked up that minivan-suv, and stacked it on t
for malaysia airlines flight mh370. prime minister tony abbott says it's unlikely any aircraft debris will be found on the surface of the ocean. . officials believe after 52 days debris would have sunk, they will expand the underwater area. the passenger jet disappeared on march 8th with 235 aboard. >>> south sudan rebels and government are sitting down for peace talks. international mediators are overseeing the negotiations in ethiop ethiopia, after weeks of delays. both sides are accused of committing atrocities. recently the u.n. says rebels killed hundreds of civilians bentiu. tens of thousands fleed their home, half living in makeshift camps. >>> in south korea video by the coast guard shows the moment the doomed captain fled the vessel. captain le joon-seok and his crew were arrested escaping the ship while passengers were told to stay in their cab jups. the prime minister resigned, apologising for how the recovery effort has been handled. more than 187 are missing. >>> in poland thousand marched at auschwitz, to march remembrance day. the memorial is focussed on 400,000 hungari
to lap. and president obama weighed in on the controversy all the way from malaysia, answering a question from chuck. >> when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. and that's what happened here. i have confidence that the nba commissioner, adam silver, a good man, will address this. obviously the nba is a league that is beloved by fans all across the country. it's got an awful lot of african-american players. it's steeped in african-american culture. and i suspect that the nba is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this. >> chuck todd is still with us from the philippines. chuck, thanks for sticking around. and "sports illustrated"'s phil taylor joins us. phil, i want to start with you. if it is confirmed that this is in fact sterling, what kind of action should be taken and how much of a test is there for the new nba commissioner adam silver? >> it's a huge test for the new commissioner opinion t commissioner. the feeling is if this is true and proven to be sterling on the audio tapes that he should be fined
of the day wrarn, brunei, malaysia and vietnam. we have more from manila. >> reporter: this agreement would many an increased perhaps of u.s. soldiers, the fortification and upgrading of u.s. military facilities also in the we were philippines, particularly the area facing the south china sea. washington said, though, that this does not mean the return of the u.s. bases. they were taken off and forced out of the philippines in the 1990s. in reality the u.s. soldiers never left. there's more than 600 of them supposedly involved in counterterror. >> operations, particularly in the southern philippines, now the president added - president aquino said this agreement is not just military, but improving and bolstering people to people ties. a lot of skeptics are wondering whether an increased military presence in the region particularly in the philippines means that the philippines is a bigger fa bigg presence. >>> talks due in ethiopia between sued job and south sudan. fighting broke out in december between pro-government forces loyal to the president and those loyal to the former vice president
, parts claimed by taiwan, brunei, malaysia and vietnam. we are joined from manila. what difference on the ground, or on - at sea, i should say, really, will this make to the balance of milt - military balance in the south china sea. >> well if it means anything, it means the fortification of defense forces in the western philippines, in the area of the islands. the agreement as clarified, washington will return - the rush of the u.s. base, and increased soldiers rotating around asia. the activists, those against these visits of president obama, those who are opposing what they call u.s. imperialism says the question is sovereignty really. the u.s. bases may have left officially in the '90s, but there is a number of soldiers stationed here. the philippine military admits more than 600 are stationed across the country. not sure what it is, but they help out encounter-terrorism operations, particularly in the southern philippines. the question of sovereignty, during the judicial process, if you remember, a few years ago, five soldiers were convicted of rape after raping a filipino in
obama ending his visit to malaysia today claims russia hasn't lifted a finger to prevent a war in ukraine. >> in fact, there is strong evidence that they've been encouraging the kinds of activities that have been taking place in eastern southern ukraine. >> reporter: a standoff that has paralyzed the region and has the world on edge. jim maceda, nbc news, donetsk. >>> off the coast of south korea, strong waves and fast currents hampered the recovery effort for a second day at the site of that ferry disaster with 115 people still missing. meanwhile, south korea's prime minister, the number two government official resigned today and apologized to the south korean people. the president accepted his resignation, but asked him to stay on until the rescue is completed. >>> more than three-quarters of a million people witnessed history being made at the vatican today as two of the most influential popes of the 20th century were proclaimed saints by pope friend sis. nbc's anne thompson is there for us. >> reporter: good evening, lester. today's focus was on the two new saints be. the u
them ever since. today while in malaysia, president obama urged international backing for additional sanks against the kremlin which the obama administration believes is supporting the separatists. >> so long as russia continues down the path of provocation rather than trying to resolve this issue peacefully and deescalating, there will be consequences and those consequences will continue to grow. >> during his talks in malaysia today, president obama urged malaysian leaders to respect human rights and the president chose not to meet with an opposition leader convicted on what they say was trumped up charges. they concluded the trip with a visit to the philippines tomorrow, there he's expected to announce a new ten-year security pact. the deal will allow for greater military presence in the country and there are increasing tensions between china and the philippines. elsewhere in asia, the prime minister of south korea has resigned accepting responsibility for what the critics say was the government's slow response to the ferry disaster. the death count is 147 and more than a hundred
around the world during his visit to malaysia. >> when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't have to do anything, just let them talk. that's what happened here. >> the audio that has gone viral has renewed the debate about america and racism. >> : >> lebron james, one of the biggest names in the game is calling on new n.b.a. commissioner adam silver to take a stand against any bigot tri. >> there's -- big olry. >> -- bigotry. >> there's no room for that in the game. it's the greatest game, and comment like that, it takes our game, we can't have it - not from a player, owner or fan. >> adam silver promised action, but the n.b.a. investigation could be complex. the voice from the recording has to be authenticated as donald sterling's. there may be an issue about how it was obtained. the player association is being asked to be included in any decision about the owner. >> we are one family, i'm confident we'll speak together in one voice. there's no place in the n.b.a. family for ignorance, intolerance, reprehensible comments that are unacceptable and not fitting for
to malaysia? >> when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't have to do anything. you just let them talk. >> that's what happened here. >> earlier today, i spoke with charles smith, a former l.a. clippers player who said boycotting the team would not be a good idea right now. >> the players have spoken up. this has been -- this is not good for the owners. it's not good for the league, the players, the fans, whether you are black or white, whatever race. this is not good. it's not good for america. so boycotting isn't going to do much. i think the players need to hold on to their personal currency. they don't need to utilize or spend it at this point in time. let the owners and the commissioner do what they do, see what the outcome is and then you can make your next step. >> also, the naacp said sterling should apologize if the commentsr true and saying as the investigation is in progress, we urge the la branch of the naacp to withdraw donald sterling from the honorary list at its upcoming gala. we suggest african-americans and latinos should honor his request and not attend
states and malaysia promised to strengthen their relationship. pam re and the malaysian prime minister najib razak held bilateral talk. trade was among some issues discussed. >> we agreed to upgrade our bilateral relations to a comprehensive partnership, marking a new phase in our relationship, greater collaboration on economy, security, education, science, technology and more. >> barack obama is the first american president to visit malaysia in 40 years. some international groups want him to use the journey as an opportunity to raise human rights issues. one is political freedom. human rights says malaysia's government uses outdated laws to harass political opponents. the system is used to target peaceful protesters, and police use force against demonstrators. homosexuals face particular persecution with groups undermining activities. >> unfortunately it is a situation that is getting perceptively worse since the election on may 23rdrd. we have seen a crackdown on political opposition leader anwar ibrahim and others, and on civil society groups, across the board. freedom of expression
concerns as the u.s. president visits malaysia on his tour. >>> diplomatic efforts continue to seek the release of european observers held hostage in ukraine. >>> and from pope to saint - thousands of pilgrims gather at vatican square for an unprecedented double canonization. . >>> we begin in south korea where chung hong-won, the prime minister, resigned over the handling of the ferry disaster. 187 are confirmed dead after the ferry capsized and sank a week ago. more than 100 people are missing. harry fawcett reports from se l seoul. >> reporter: 11 days, anger and recrim nations. the prime minister decided to resign. >> translation: the right thing for me to do is take responsibility and resign as the person in charge. cabinet. on behalf of the government i apologise for the problems, from the prevention of the accident to the early handling of the disaster. >> a day after it went down, south korea's president put chung hong-won in charge of the rescue effort. it put him in the firing line. at one point when parents of missing children threw a water bottle and scuffled with him,
of global markets >> patricia sabga, al jazeera, new york >> president obama is in malaysia tonight. it's the first visit by a u.s. prepondera president in almost five decades. he will meet with the prime minister to discuss the search for that missing jet. he attended an elaborate dinner at the national palace. mike viqueira joins us from kuala lumpur with more on the visit. what's on the president's agenda for the rest of this trip? >> well, jonathan, you are absolutely right. this is a state visit. there is a lot of pomp and circumstance and ceremony that goes along with it. the president is up bright and early this sunday morning in kuala lumpur. he has visited the national mosque at this moment. he is in a bilateral meeting with prime minister najib of malaysia. later, he hosts a town hall with youths from around kuala lumpur, a conference with the prime minister, jonathan >> mike, he was also scheduled earlier. why did that not happen? >> reporter: it's interesting. he is sending his national security secretary susan rice to do it. ibrahimovic has been arrested twice on what many
allowing people to carry guns in bars and other public buildings. >>> president obama landed in malaysia today exactly .7 weeks since flight 370 disappeared. he arrived just as the u.s. navy is nearing the end of an under water search. he plans to discuss the tragedy with the country's prime minister and regional and trade issues are on the agenda. the president is attending an elaborate dinner at the palace where he offered a toast to the growing relationship. >> our people have similar hopes and similar aspirations. we can draw strength in both of our nations from our ethnic and religious diversity. >> the first u.s. president to visit malaysia in five decades. >>> up next, it's not over yet, african officials confirm there will be a run-off of the historic allegations, also raising concerns in afghanistan >> a rare look inside baghdad's command center. [ music ] in southern afghanistan, a british helicopter went down in kandahar province. nato is investigating. >>> in the northern, more have been forced to flee flood waters. villagers in fourth northwestern prove i knew i s ince z /*
into ukraine. president obama toasts the u.s. relationship with malaysia as he prepares for trade talks. millions of catholics gather at the vatican ahead of ceremonies that will turn two popes into saints. all of the world is a stage for the celebration of william shakespeare's birth. [ music ] >>> with ukraine's crisis still raging, several developments are occurring this week in g7 nations who agree to step up sanctions against russia. european xdiplomats are said to have an emergency meeting on monday. they are talking about deescalating tensions on the ground. secretary of state john kerry and his continuerpart spoke on the phone and asked to stop ukrainian actions against pro-russian demonstrators. the prime minister cut short a trip to italy because of the tensions in the east. >> russian military aircraft, today at 9:00 crossed and violated ukrainian airspace for seven times. russian aggression has its aim to undermine the global security and global stability to redraw the lines and to revise the consequences of the second world war. >> also, from moscow, promising to help rele
in time. >>> u.s. president barack obama arrived in malaysia on the third leg of his asian tour, the first american leader to visit the country. his visit aims to rebalance u.s. takens to strategic asia pacific region and push a regional trade agreement. >>> a large antinuclear demonstration has been held in taiwan. up to 200 showed up to protest to plans to build a nuclear reactor. it will be the island's forth nuclear power plant. >> the first museum dedicated to the teen men square protests opened in hong kong. >> reporter: with a copy of china's newspaper stated 29 years ago the museum is declared open. it's designed and take the visitor to the event leading to the june 4th nth crack done by the military in which student protesters were killed. it's one of the smallest museums. organizers expect it to have a big impact. >> we are targetting the younger generation born after the june 4th mass anger, so they can experience what we experienced - knock, despair and hope at that time brought about by the movement. >> the group behind the museum is made up of lawmakers and pro-democracy acti
obama arriving in malaysia this morning for the third stop on an asian tour. the president attending a state dinner with the king and prime minister. during the two-day visit, expected to discuss trade and security issues. he's also going to hold a town hall style forum with young leaders from across the region. this is the first visit by an american president to malaysia in almost 50 years. kelly? >>> president obama facing a backlash from big labor over the keystone xl pipeline. the head of a major labor union lambasting the president over the latest delay, claiming it's a midterm political student c t student costing jobs. groups expected in washington today to protest the pipeline. molly henderburg with more details. it could have provided 42,000 jobs, is that right? >> reporter: that's what the labor unions are upset about. president obama is getting an earful from groups usually loyal segments of the democratic base. labor unions and environmentalists. but they disagree on this keystone pipeline issues. leaders who were protesting on the mall today, they're glad the president
impossible to drive or walk outside. u.s. president barack obama has arrived in malaysia on the third leg of his asian tour. he is the first american leader to visit the country in nearly 50 years. his visit aims to rebalance u.s. attention towards the strategic asia pacific region and to push a regional trade agreement. the world's first permanent museum dedicated to the 1989 tiananmen square protest has opened in hong kong. discussion of the violent military crackdown is banned in mainland china. it's hoped the new facility might educate many who don't know about the event. a report from hong kong >> reporter: with a rip of a copy of china, newspaper dated 25 years ago, the museum is declared open. >> it's designed as a maze and takes the visitor through the events leading up to the june 4th crackdown by the military in which student protesters were killed. at just 75 square meters, it's one of the smallest museums around but organizers expect it to have a big impact. >> we are targeting the younger generation that are born after the june 4th massacre so they can come and experience wha
thank you. >>> president obama is in kuala lumpur malaysia, the third stop of his four-stop asian swing. it is the first visit of a u.s. president since lyndon johnson. he's spent much time focusing on the tensions in ukraine and on the nuclear threat from north korea. major garrett is traveling with the president. >> reporter: good morning. top officials here continue to seek the release of a 24-year-old american detained in north korea april 10th. the circumstances of that arrest remain unclear, and the state department is working through the swedish government to find out more details as the united states has no formal diplomatic relations with north korea. a military dictatorship president obama says poses a direct threat to the united states. president obama listened to south korean president park said north korea could test a nuclear weapon at any moment. mr. obama said the north's nuclear program and pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles pose a threat here and at home. >> some of the missile technology that's being developed, the nuclear weapons that are b
. >>> anger boils over as relatives from the malaysia airlines flight 370 take employees hostage. more than 200 family members held 10 airline workers for 10 hours. they were released. frustrated relatives have been awaiting information. the safe area extended beyond where it was believed to have gone down. >>> coming up, taking aim at the next cause - the nation's largest gun right groups touting the message that the right to own guns is underattack. >> i'm kath turner in new york. the national rifle association influenced the debate and politician. now a grassroots organization is taking on the powerful gun group. >> it creates a landscape that is not connected to one place. >> where for art thou cake and candles - celebrating shakespeare's birthday. >>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. here are the top stories - kiev says moscow is bent on starting world war iii. russians along the border are on the brink of invasion. it comes amid a kidnapping by pro-russian separatists. >>> the fastest path to saint hood in recent history, pa
obama arrived after a 2-day visit to south korea. malaysia is the third stop in mr obama's week-long tour, the first visit by a u.s. president in more than 40 years. >>> you are watching the newshour from doha, i'm steven cole. still to come - remembering those left behind. we'll be life in the nepalese capital with a climber that just got back from the base camp. >> and a country that wanted to reunite with russia. >>> barcelona's football station reunited for grief as they remember a former coach. >>> south sudan is facing one of the worst food crisis. they could face famine year. south sudan is the size of france, but 60% of its roads are unusable in the rainy season. they need 1.3 million tonnes of food and produces only 900,000. it costs $1,300 to drop one tonne of food - four times the value of the commodity being dropped. not all the country is at risk. in the south-west food is plentiful. we have this report. >> reporter: this is south sudan's green belt. morobo county in the south-west. down here the land is fertile and farmers produce the surplus of food. they have a s
, and is on route to malaysia. >> harry fawcett has more from the south korean capital, seoul. >> well, this was the first joint visit by u.s. and south korean leader to the combined forces command in seoul, pretty much the headquarters of the military alints between u.s. and -- alliance between u.s. and south korean forces and where the conflict will be directed from as far as the southern side is concerned. it's no coincidence because a key agreement that president obama reached with president park geun-hye was to reconsider the timing of the handover of what's known as operational control in the event of a conflict on the korean peninsula, which is due to transition to the south korean forces by the end of 2015. south korea wants to delay that, seen as an indication of the level of the security situation on the peninsula, as north korea pursues nuclear weapons. president obama spoke about that in his speech to u.s. forces here, saying that anybody can brandish a missile. what shows true strength is to open the political system to democracy. little question that the words are being t
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